Whistleblower/Qui Tam

California Whistleblower and Qui Tam Lawyers

Sometimes employees working for companies that contract with a governmental agency may become aware of conduct that defrauds the government. State and federal laws provide protection from retaliation as well as large financial incentives for these employees who choose to step forward in confidence to help the government recover damages and expose these unethical actions.

At The Emge Firm, LLP, our qui tam attorneys protect whistleblowers who want to expose illegal conduct that may have defrauded a government agency. These actions not only help recover funds for the state or federal government, but they help protect the whistleblower. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you if you are facing this situation: 866-629-3409.

Our attorneys handle all types of situations that may require a qui tam action, including:

  • Defense contractor payment fraud
  • Defense contractor product fraud
  • Medicare/medical fraud
  • Prevailing wage fraud
  • Construction billing fraud

Under the False Claims Act, any employee who has knowledge of fraud or any type of dishonesty that affects the a division of the state or federal government can bring a qui tam action so that the harm can be rectified and the government can be made whole through damages. Whistleblowers may be awarded a significant percentage of the recovered damages. We can help you assert and protect your rights when you have knowledge of illegal activities by your employer that affect the government.

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Handling Sensitive Employment Law Issues With Discretion

Moreover, we understand that you may be reluctant to come forward for fear of retaliation or being wrongfully terminated. State and federal laws protect a whistleblower in these situations, including protecting your identity when filing the qui tam action. There is honor in what you are doing and we will not let you feel ashamed or regretful because you have exposed the truth.

If an employer engages in acts that constitute retaliation, you may be entitled to reinstatement and double damages, emotional distress damages, as well as special damages, including attorney fees and court costs.

If you believe your employer is or has engaged in wrongdoing and you have questions concerning your rights as a whistleblower, we are ready to help. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 619-595-1400 or toll free 866-629-3409. You can also contact us online

We handle Whistleblower cases throughout the state of California. Whether your in San Francisco, Los Angles, Riverside, Mountain View or San Diego we can help you.